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Paul R Armstrong

Research Agricultural Engineer


Dr. Paul Armstrong                

Dr. Paul Armstrong
Research Agricultural Engineer

Contact Information:

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Paul Armstrong
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

paul.armstrong@ars.usda.gov

Telephone: 785.776.2728
Fax: 785.537.5550

www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/armstrong


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Paul Armstrong is a scientist working on the development of sensors and instrumentation for non-destructive measurement of grain attributes and the monitoring of stored grain. Research includes development of rapid single-kernel near-infrared spectroscopic instrumentation to measure chemical composition and attributes of corn and soybeans (protein, lysine, tryptophan, oil, mold damage, etc), and development in situ moisture and quality monitoring systems for stored grain.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Armstrong, P. R., E. B. Maghirang, and M. Ozulu. 2019. Determining damage levels in wheat caused by Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps) using visible and near-infrared spectroscopy. J. Crop Sci. 86: 102-107.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, G. Mbata, N. Manu, P. Armstrong, and S. G. McNeill. 2019. Impact of storage structures on moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize in Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 81: 114-120.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, N. Manu, G. P. Opit, P. R. Armstrong, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, G. Mbata, and S. G. McNeil. 2018. Post-harvest insect infestation and mycotoxin levels in maize markets in the Middle Belt of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 77: 9-15.
Manu, N., E. A. Osekre, G. P. Opit, J. F. Campbell, F. H. Arthur, G. Mbata, P. R. Armstrong, and J. K. Danso. 2018. Population dynamics of stored maize insect pests in warehouses in two districts of Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 76: 102-110.
Tamagno, S., V. O. Sadras, J. W. Haegele, P. R. Armstrong, and I. A. Ciampitti. 2018. Interplay between nitrogen fertilizer and biological nitrogen fixation in soybean: Implications on seed yield and biomass allocation. Sci. Rep. 8: 17502.
Wu, T., P. R. Armstrong, and E. B. Maghirang. 2018. Vis-and NIR-based instruments for detection of black-tip damaged wheat kernels: A comparative study. Trans. ASABE 61: 461-467.
Armstrong, P. R., E. B. Maghirang, B. Subramanyam, and S. G. McNeill. 2017. Equilibrium moisture content of kabuli chickpea, black sesame, and white sesame seeds. Appl. Eng. Agric. 33: 737-742.
Armstrong, P. R., F. Dell’Endice, E. B. Maghirang, and A. Rupenyan. 2017. Discriminating oat and groat kernels from other grains using near-infrared spectroscopy. Cereal Chem. 94: 458-463.
Armstrong, P. R., S. G. McNeil, N. Manu, A. Bostomtwe, J. K. Danso, E. Osekre, and G. Opit. 2017. Development and evaluation of a low-cost probe-type instrument to measure the equilibrium moisture content of grain. Appl. Eng. Agric. 33: 619-629.
Danso, J. K., E. A. Osekre, N. Manu, G. P. Opit, P. Armstrong, F. H. Arthur, J. F. Campbell, and G. Mbata. 2017. Moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize at harvest and post-harvest in the Middle Belt in Ghana. J. Stored Prod. Res. 74: 46-55.